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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1492Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

1862Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire

1964Ringo Starr takes & passes his driving test

1993Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

1835Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle

1961Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Bill Brannin's Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1995Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

1945US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

197913th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

2012John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

October 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1949Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

1948Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

1970Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1824Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

1934South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

October 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 8th

1793John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

1869Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, dies at 64

October 8th Deaths
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